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Times of Israel Podcast

Daily Briefing April 1 – Israeli political deadlock brings diplomatic challenges

Tune in Sunday through Thursday to hear ToI editors and reporters quickly catch you up on what’s important today

Welcome to The Times of Israel’s Daily Briefing: Your 15-minute audio update on what’s happening in Israel, the Middle East, and the Jewish world, from Sunday through Thursday.

Today’s panel comprises diplomacy reporter Lazar Berman and United States correspondent Jacob Magid, along with host Amanda Borschel-Dan.

We begin the panel with a look at how the US-Israel relationship is affected by Israel’s shaky internal politics. The State Department is changing its use of language under the new Biden administration, even as funding to the Palestinians is quickly being restored. What does this signify?

Likewise, Berman delves into how Israel’s relationships with its Arab/Muslim allies are potentially shifting as the Jewish state maintains campaign mode ahead of a potential fifth election on the horizon.

On Friday, Iran and China announced an investment deal worth a reported $400 billion. Why should Israel be alarmed?

Discussed articles include:

Israel’s political instability hampering tighter cooperation with US — experts

State Dept. confirms US views Israel’s control over West Bank as ‘occupation’

Biden quietly giving Palestinians $75 million to help regain ‘trust’ after Trump

Despite huge Iran-China deal, US insists Beijing shares aim to curb nuke program

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